Top 3 Pet Stain Removal Tricks That DON’T Work:
If you’re like most people, you’re not a Carpet Cleaning Specialist, and you likely have an array of pet clean-up supplies under your kitchen sink, just in case your dog or cat poops, pees or vomits on the carpet. We compiled a list of the top 3 spot remover tricks used to clean-up pet stains in carpet and why you should STOP using them immediately:
RESOLVE: When you spray Resolve carpet cleaner on your carpet, you’ll notice that it foams up drastically. This is because Resolve is primarily a soap-based product, which is extremely bad for your carpets. Soap is a high pH surfactant that leaves behind sticky residues. The sticky residues then attract more dirt that comes off your shoes, pets, and even dust in the air. The alkalinity (high pH level) can also very easily strip the carpet fibers of the color in the dye sites, if not properly neutralized and flushed thoroughly with an acid rinse.
OXICLEAN: Oxidizing agents such as OxiClean do not leave behind soapy residues like over the counter soap-based products, because they are oxygen-chlorine based. Essentially they act in the same way as peroxide and bleach. The sole purpose of OxiClean is to remove color. As a Carpet Dyeing company, we encounter color loss issues from OxiClean in carpet on a daily basis.
BLEACH: Yep. I said it. We talk to people every day that use bleach to get rid of pet odors and stains in carpet. They may use Lysol wipes with bleach or other cleaning products that contain bleach. One lady even told us her carpet sales guy suggested she could spot clean new carpet with bleach and it would be fine, because it had a Protectant like Stain Guard. Just a warning: Bleach does NOT belong in carpet. Period.
CarpetCleaning360 Vet’s Trust obliterates pet odors forever and leaves behind a clean pleasant scent, and our CarpetCleaning360 Spot Out spot remover works on virtually everything!